01 June 2013

Pre-WW1 watercolor aircraft

Breguet Biplane 1910 Military Type

Charles Hubbell (1899 – 1971) was born in Cleveland Ohio USA. As a boy of 10 he became interested in aviation when a friend gave him an aeronautical magazine. Before he completed high school, he had designed and built many models as well as a man-sized glider. He graduated from the Cleveland School of Art in 1923. He traded his early paintings for flight time, soloing in 1925. 

Here are presented fourteen of forty watercolors of historic pre-WW1 and early WW1 aircraft by Charles Hubbell. They were exhibited during his one-man show at the Smithsonian in 1960 and at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh in 1987.

We believe they are some of his favorites as they were kept by him, then later sold by his estate. 

 Bleriot XI Monoplane 1909

 Caudron Monoplane 1912

 Clement-Bayard Monoplane 1912

 Deperdussin Monoplane 1911

 Dunne Biplane 1910

 First Curtiss Tractor Late 1912

 Glenn Curtis Biplane 1909

 Louis Breguet First Biplane 1909

 Maurice Farman 1912 British Military Trials

 Morane Monoplane 1912 Rene Bedell Pilot

 Morane Saulnier Monoplane 1913

 Nieuport Monoplane 1912

Sopwith Tabloid 1913-1914

Pere Ubu is a experimental rock band also from Cleveland Ohio USA. Dub Housing (1978) is an album I really enjoy.